Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

I just found this idea on Tip Junkie's post about different ideas for jars. Homemade Lemon sugar hand scrub. I was trying to think of a cute thing to make all my friends for the Holidays this year that won't be too expensive but have a lot of thought. This is perfect. I have lots of jars laying around that I'm saving for something... that I didn't know what.. until just now!

The idea came from Under the Table Dreaming's Blog. Click on the link for the recipe. My plan is to go find cute vintage spoons to tie with it. I want to paint each lid a different color and match it with a cute fabric scrap bow to tie the spoon to the jar. I can't wait to start this.

In other news! I'm going to my first craft fair on November 6th! Its at a little church by my house in Long Beach, Ca. If anyone is in the area you guys should stop by and check out my stuff [and I guess some other people's things too ;) ]. Its on the corner of Woodruff and Willow. I can't wait. I have a huge school project due Monday, then after that it's lots and lots of craft making for the rest of the week.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Peacock Halloween Costume

My friend Courtney wanted to be a peacock for Halloween and asked me to help her make it. I was more than happy. The problem with the costume was that peacock feathers are pretty expensive. We made a few laps around Michael's before coming to the conclusion that I was going to have to make individual peacock feathers.

Heres what I grabbed:
-Green feathers
-Blue feathers
-Green sparkly pipe cleaners
-1 green sheet of foam
-2 blue sparkly sheets of foam
- Blank Mask

First I cut a 1.5"-2" circle out of the green foam and a 1" circle out of the blue foam. Using hot glue I glued three green feathers and one blue feather to the green foam. I sandwiched a pipe cleaner in between and topped it with the blue foam circle. Later I added a orange/yellow colored rhinestone to the top of the circle. I repeated this lots of times.

Then I cut a big half circle out of the sheet of blue foam and layered all of the feathers around the foam. I did three rows. Finally I attached elastic to the back side of the foam to wear like you would fairy wings. And there is the the tail. I used my left over feathers and things to decorate the mask. Shes going to wear it with some sparkly shoes and a black dress. I can't wait for her to try everything on. I'm so excited :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Footboard converted to a Craft Desk

Remember the Headboard I made? Well I didn't want a foot board, but it came as a set. So the foot board has been sitting in my room looking ugly. I usually do my crafting on the dining table (my roommate is very understanding but I'm pretty sure she would like to eat dinner at some point this year :P ).

I came up with the idea to put legs on the foot board and use it as my craft table. I bought the legs at IKEA for $3.50 each and just screwed them on.

 I'm so happy with how it turned out. I finally have a space to leave all my craft stuff out. One day I'll have a whole room for that. For now I'll just sit here and dream.
I got a new duvet cover at IKEA too. I love it. Just in time to put my down comforter on my bed.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Earring Holder out of Things you already have

I made this cute earring holder out of a place mat from the Dollar Tree, and an old picture frame. 

 I removed the backing and the glass out of the frame. I chose a place mat that is a wide mesh texture so that you can place the earrings through the holes.
 First I measured out the size of the openings of my frame and cut my place mat accordingly. (You can see I already up-cycled this frame by painting it :] ) Then I simply hot glued the place mat to the back of the frame.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Brand new Sweater for 70cents!

Yes, thats right. I bought a brand new sweater for 70 cents. I got it off the clearance rack at Marshalls.

It had a little snag it it but I knew just the thing to cover it up.

 Its super easy and it took me about 5 minutes. First I layed out the ribbon in a squiggly pattern that I liked and that would cover the snag.
 Then I pinned it down and sewed down the center of the ribbon. All done!

Linking up to this party:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My First Wreath

Wow! This has been the most HECTIC month Ever! School started, then my boyfriend moved, then it was my best friend's 21st birthday, then it was My birthday, Mix all that with Lots of design projects and you have one absent blogger.

However, I did have time to make a wreath for fall. This is the first time I've ever made a wreath and I have to say, I really like it!

From the Dollar Tree I bought a strand of fall leaves, a strand of shiny leaves, a wreath, a spool of ribbon (I also used one I had on hand), and a "happy halloween" sign. Total cost: $5 and it only took me about 5 minutes to make. I just hung the Halloween sign on the hook so that once Halloween is over I can keep it up through November and just pull the sign off.

I think I will be making one of these for every holiday :)